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PRISM is an online computer system open to the public to apply for grants, review and manage information on funded grants, and produce reports about projects.
The system provides the following:
- Information at your fingertips about proposed and completed projects
- Online applications
- Up-to-date information on the status of applications, contracts, and bills
- Electronic storage of contract documents
- Summary and detailed reports
You may use PRISM Online to start applications, enter billings, submit reports, and review information on active and completed projects. First time PRISM users may request a new PRISM account or watch training videos for tips on how to start an application, submit a report, or find other helpful information.
PRISM Project Workbench
You are not required to use the PRISM Project Workbench to complete grant requirements, but may chose to for the reporting features it offers. RCO staff use PRISM 2007 for numerous grant management activities.
Project Search provides the public with the ability to see details on all grants submitted and funded by RCO. The information is real-time data and may be displayed in charts, lists, and maps.
To just view PRISM data, use PRISM Project Search. This Web-based tool allows you to search for any project in the PRISM database by using the search criteria or the interactive map and then to view Project Snapshot.
Project Snapshot provides general information about RCO projects including funding, descriptions, location, metrics, milestones, attachments, and photographs.
You also may use PRISM 2007 to view project data. To do this, download and install PRISM 2007 on your computer and then check the “Read-Only” box on the LOGIN screen.
You may include documents in your grant application, such as photographs, presentations, reports, and videos. Below is a list of file types allowed and size limits.
|File Type||File Extension||Size Limit|
|Microsoft Word||.doc, .docx||50|
|Microsoft Excel||.xls, .xlsx||50|
|Microsoft PowerPoint||.ppt, .pptx||75|
|Portable Document Format||40|
|Rich Text File||.rtf||25|
|Audio Video Interleave||.avi||100|
|MP4 Video File||.mp4||120|
|MPEG Video File||.mpg||100|
|Windows Media Video||.wmv||100|
|XML Paper Specification||.xps||25|
RCO tries to ensure that PRISM Online works with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. Other Internet browsers have not been tested and may not present the Web pages correctly. If PRISM Online is not displaying correctly, please e-mail email@example.com and describe the problem and the Internet browser and version being used.
PRISM Basic Navigation (9:16 Minutes)
This video provides a brief introduction to PRISM with details about navigating the home page.
Starting a New Application (3:42 Minutes)
This video demonstrates how to start an application in PRISM and how to complete the first four pages of the Application Wizard.
Checking Your Application for Errors (2:13 Minutes)
This video will demonstrate how to check individual pages or an entire application for errors before submitting the application to RCO.
Adding Attachments (2:04 Minutes)
This video demonstrates how to add attachments to an application and how to determine which attachments are required.
PRISM E-Billing Overview (51:31 Minutes)
Learn about how to submit a bill using PRISM’s electronic billing system.
Submitting a Progress Report (5:13 Minutes)
This video demonstrates how to start and complete a Progress Report in PRISM Online.
Introducing Property Module (5:01 Minutes)
This video demonstrates how to access the “Property” module in PRISM and fix potential property issues when submitting a bill or a final report.
Mapping Properties (4:50 Minutes)
This video demonstrates how to map properties using the property mapping tool.
Submitting a Final Report (7:20 Minutes)
This video demonstrates how to start and complete a Final Report in PRISM Online.
For assistance with PRISM, contact us at the following:
Call (360) 902-3086
Telephone Relay Service for the Hearing Impaired (800) 833-6388.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback on how to improve PRISM.